About the Program
UVM’s Certificate in Integrative Healthcare prepares students to understand integrative healthcare, which involves balancing traditional methods of medical care with complementary and alternative medicine approaches in response to patient choices and needs in order to improve population health, enhance patient experience, reduce costs, and decrease workforce burnout.
This whole-body, holistic approach addresses the broad range of issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, including physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social and environmental influences, in order to:
- Improve population health
- Enhance patient experience
- Reduce costs
- Decrease workforce burnout
The 15-credit Certificate in Integrative Healthcare addresses the philosophy, practice, and policy underpinnings of integrative healthcare and includes exposure to a variety of integrative modalities. Elective options allow students to gain exposure to areas of particular interest.
An Integrative Approach to Well-Being
Diet, exercise and access to a healthy environment are essential to human health and well-being. Students in the Integrative Healthcare Certificate program experience a variety of alternative and complementary health care modalities and may take advantage of diverse elective course options.